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TECHNICAL BULLETIN

n. 22    

THE PRICE OF FUEL OIL TAKES OFF WITH THE RISE OF CRUDE

The rise in the price of crude oil is not expected to abate, according to most international economic analysts, and this has led to a strong rise in the price of fuel oil over recent months. This means that every attainable reduction in fuel consumption becomes especially important.

For this reason, we have decided to reissue the Technical Bulletin covering this most important subject, which we previously published on 15 October 2004, at a time when fuel oil prices had not yet undergone such increases. Therefore, current prices result in even greater savings to be obtained when using the additive treatment "rb bertomeu" beco F1/ASF.

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TECHNICAL BULLETIN of 15 October 2004 (Republished)

ADDITIVE FOR FUEL OIL IS NOT "JUST ANOTHER COST"
THE BATCH OF ADDITIVE SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE BUDGET AS AN ESSENTIAL COST, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE PRICE OF FUEL OIL RISES, BECAUSE A SAVING ON FUEL OF 2.4 – 3.1 % IS OBTAINED

In a Cogeneration Plant with Diesel engines running on heavy fuel oil, it is necessary to include the additive for fuel oil "rb bertomeu" beco F1/ASF among the essential variable costs, practically at the same level as the fuel to be consumed or the same as the lubricant oil for the engines, if it is accepted that the treatment of fuel oil with this additive provides a positive nett financial benefit with an important effect on running costs. This is especially important at times like the present when the price of fuel oil is rising, as one of the many savings obtained, the reduction in fuel-oil consumption of 2.4% - 3.1% on average, significantly increases this nett economic benefit. Understanding this fact and not applying the additive treatment is absurd, because:

Would anyone buy a heavy fuel oil that was 1.6-1.8% more expensive, in the knowledge that consumption would be reduced by 3% while producing the same amount of energy?

Would anyone refuse to use an additive in the certainty that with its use each MWh produced by the engine would be at least One Euro cheaper?

In a 10 MW Plant operating 4,000 hours per year, would the Management reject a nett saving on costs of at least €40,000 per year obtained from the use of an additive?

A calculation all the financial savings provided by the additive "rb bertomeu" beco F1/ASF results in an overall nett benefit of between €1.3 and €1.6 for each MWhe produced. The most conservative calculations work on the assumption that this nett benefit never falls short of One Euro per MWhe produced, after discounting the cost of the additive.

In Cogeneration Plants using the additive "rb bertomeu" beco F1/ASF, the Annual Operating Budget always includes the purchase of the additive as an essential cost when considering a model of a cost breakdown in the following form:

 

 

Cost of production of

Cost of production of

 

 

1 MWh without additive

1 MWh with additive

 

Fuel

a

a- 2.4% / - 3.1 %

 

Lubricant oil

b

b

 

Additive

---

c

 

Consumption of valves

d

d- 50% / - 60%

 

Duration of turbos

e

e+ 50% / + 100%

 

Treatment of sludge

f

f- 50% / - 70%

 

Stoppages for cleaning turbos

g

g- 50%

 

Loss in production due to stoppages

1.5 %

0.7 %

 

Total Cost per MWhe (€, Euros)

H

H – 1, maximum (*)

(*) Maximum Cost given that “1 Euro” is the guaranteed minimum nett benefit, calculated from the minimum savings obtainable.

Our clients are convinced of these benefits. That is why they include the cost of additive for fuel oil from "rb bertomeu" beco F1/ASF in the Annual Budget and control its application as a parameter of the utmost importance.

For further information on this subject, please consult the following documents of rb bertomeu (double click on the chosen title):


 

 

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